Here's Carey Jenkins in a Spanish American War uniform. I can't find a service record for him, though he did have a draft registration for WW I. Jenkins graduated with the first class at the University of Oregon dental school. He practiced dentistry for more than 50 years, though I wonder if his proudest moment wasn’t in 1937, when he became a member of the Rotarian’s “Hole in One club” with a 125 yd shot.
Join me this morning at Anderson's Tribute Center (11AM) to honor our veterans. I will be giving a brief talk about the veterans through Hood River's history, including many photos from our collection. You won't see this one since I can't verify his service, but I have many other images and stories to share.
Arthut, thank you for honoring veterans.
Buzz on 11th November 2014 @ 7:06am
Very interesting that there is no actual military record recorded for him. There must be somewhere.
His parents were James and Nancy Harriett (Bolton) Jenkins. His wife was Ethel Louise Riddell. Though I haven't looked it up I wonder if she might not have been a sister to Mabel (Riddell) Lage?
Jenkins lived in Hood River and also in Wasco County.
His uncle Tommy Jenkins was the man who graciously took in my great-great grandparents when they arrived in Goldendale in 1973, with no home there yet and a baby who had whooping cough. Tommy was always considered part of their family for his wonderful gesture.
Charlott on 11th November 2014 @ 7:12am
What a great photo to show their military issue and what they carried on their back.
As Buzz said, thank you for doing this Arthur!
l.e. on 11th November 2014 @ 8:47am
It appears they were still wearing basically the same type outfit and kepi that they used in the Civil War era.
Yes, his wife was a sister to Mabel (Riddell) Lage.
Charlott Jones on 12th November 2014 @ 10:48am